ERIC Number: ED261450
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
Argument and Social Practice: Proceedings of the Speech Communication Association/American Forensic Association Conference on Argumentation (4th, Alta, Utah, August 1-4, 1985).
Cox, J. Robert, Ed.; And Others
Prepared by scholars from four countries, the 63 papers in this collection address recent developments and recurrent problems in the theory, practice, criticism, and teaching of argumentation. Following the texts of two keynote addresses, the papers are presented according to eight broad categories: argumentation theory, historical and political argument, ideology and argument criticism, argumentation in special fields, meaning and argument, interpersonal argumentation, argument in groups and organizations, and debate theory and argument pedagogy. Specific topics discussed in the papers include the following: (1) recreating a rhetorical view of narrative; (2) argumentation in the field of rhetorical communication; (3) historical argument in the Lincoln-Douglas debates; (4) the education of a television debate critic; (5) Ronald Reagan's first State of the Union Address as case study in language, argument and culture; (6) argument and consciousness in labor history; (7) rhetorical grounds for determining what is fundamental science; (8) argumentation in utility rate hearings; (9) the pragmatics of meaning in argumentation; (10) a constructivist approach to meaning; (11) the role of argumentation in source credibility; (12) social confrontation in varying degrees of intimacy; (13) research on the role of argument in decision making groups; (14) argumentation and negotiation; (15) the role of propositions in forensic argument; and (16) a pedagogical justification of argumentation for the general student. (HTH)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Debate, Decision Making, Group Dynamics, Higher Education, History, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Philosophy, Rhetorical Criticism, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Television
Speech Communication Association, 5105 Backlick Rd., Suite E, Annandale, VA 22003 ($19.95 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Speech Communication Association, Annandale, VA.; American Forensic Association.
Note: Document contains small type.